Frugality is not about being cheap. It’s about being economical and simple. Conserving your limited resources and living simply, not extravagantly. It’s a very lagom way of living (as the Swedes say), not too much, not too little . Frugal living is intentional spending to align with your financial goals and happily living with less.
2021 saw me starting on my decluttering and simplifying journey. I started examining my budget, routines, time use, and stuff (oh so much stuff) to see what needed to go, what needed a change, and what I needed more of. I realized that I needed less stress, more time with my family, more time for exercise and self care, slow down, and to let go of things I had been holding onto that I didn’t need to keep carrying around.
You work too hard to be this broke.
Here are my frugal wins this week: Cut my own grass while listening to the Marriage, Kids, & Money podcast and finished listening to the audiobook of The Bag Lady Papers which was entertaining. I have been listening to audiobooks for free through the Libby app which lets me check them out from my local librarySpent […]
Hi everybody! <insert The Simpson’s “Hi Dr. Nick!” response> So, is it writer’s block if I don’t know where to begin after all this time. I have so many good ideas, great ideas even. I started outlining a book, twice actually. I have a notebook and countless sticky notes with jotted down ideas for articles. I […]
There are so many purchases that we make regularly that we often don’t have a line item for in our monthly budgets. Things that occur every few months or bi-annually can be especially tough surprises if we haven’t budgeted for them. Sure it would be great to set aside the money I know I will […]
Image Source Black Friday has some great deals! And Cyber Monday’s sales are stupendous! By late November, the deals are all around you and life is awash in blinking “sale” signs. We all love a good deal and have a budget we have to plan around, so shopping these sales seems like the logical choice […]
July has been a very busy and expensive month for me. Great and filled with fun memories and family, but expensive. My husband and I started out the month by flying to England to meet up with my family, host my little sister’s bachelorette party in London (the Brits call it a hen party) including seeing […]
Image Credit I’m cheap. Thrifty. Frugal. Penny pinching. Embarrassingly so. I have brought a sandwich to a restaurant, always take home leftovers, squeal about how much I saved on something, and duct tape stuff together rather than replace it (it still works!). I buy shoes at Walmart because they are a steal (and who doesn’t […]
Yeah, you heard that right. I’m super pumped to file my taxes this year. Not something you hear often, I know, but I am really looking forward to it. Why? I’m a nerd who is excited to spend a snow day hanging curtains and doing taxes. Other than that? 1. We’re eligible for a refund My husband […]